Ben Miller

Ben joined the National Center on Sexual Exploitation as Digital Strategies Coordinator in July of 2018. As Digital Strategies Coordinator, Ben raises awareness for issues of sexual exploitation through digital media, email marketing, and website development. He works to create a community of activists who are enthusiastic about combating sexual exploitation and changing culture.

Ben earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He graduated with Honors in the Liberal Arts and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During his college career, Ben spent a semester studying in Washington, D.C. and interned for a member of Congress. On campus, he actively sought to change Greek culture, especially with respect to sexual exploitation, through his membership in Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. Ben also supported his peers who were afflicted by the harms of pornography through a weekly men’s purity group.

Ben’s deep commitment to fighting sexual exploitation was ignited in part by the work done by NCOSE. While writing a research literature review for a public policy class in college, he came across Porn Harms Research and the initiatives being carried out by NCOSE. Ben, a strong anti-pornography activist at the time, began to learn more about the connections between all forms of exploitation and how prominent these issues are in today’s society. He devoted himself to raising awareness about the web of sexual exploitation and is deeply grateful for the work NCOSE has done on these issues. Ben is excited to be a part of the team at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and to contribute to this important cause.

Articles by Ben Miller

The Robert Kraft story the news is ignoring…

Men like Robert Kraft are the reason prostitution and sex trafficking exist. The owner of New England Patriots, and recent Super Bowl champion, is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. The charge, which only classifies as a misdemeanor, will likely amount to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Kraft. But…

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

A Revolutionary New Screen Accountability Software

Covenant Eyes just introduced a revolution in Internet accountability software. In a world where the Internet is filled with pornographic content, accountability software has become a necessity. The software tracks the content being viewed on the user’s device and notifies someone they set as an accountability partner if any of the content is graphic. Why…

Issue: Pornography Harms

Recap: 2019 #TackleDemand Campaign

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 #TackleDemand campaign! The #TackleDemand campaign aims to raise awareness about the demand for commercial sex at large sporting events. This demand fuels sex trafficking. Throughout the week leading up to the Super Bowl, activists posted across social media using the hashtag #TackleDemand. As a result, our…

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Amazon Fire TV Parental Controls Guide

Amazon’s line of Fire TV devices are quickly becoming some of the most popular streaming devices available. As they grow in popularity, there is also an increasing concern to make sure their devices are family-friendly. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has done a thorough investigation into the parental control options available on Fire TV….

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Help Us #TackleDemand This Week

Join us this week for our annual #TackleDemand campaign. As we build up to the Super Bowl this weekend, we’re raising awareness about the issue of demand for commercial sex and sex trafficking at large sporting events. The celebratory environment and large migration of men with spending money creates a perfect storm for sex trafficking…

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Three Recent Victories We Almost Missed: Snapchat, Google, U.S. Navy

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we’re incredibly busy defending dignity each and every day. For example, we’re currently preparing for the launch of our 2019 Dirty Dozen list on February 11th at 11am Eastern. We hope you’ll join us! We’re so busy that there’s three major victories we almost missed! Each of these…

2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

U.S. Navy Submarine Commander Demoted After Purchasing Prostituted Women

A United States Navy submarine commander was demoted last summer after he admitted to hiring prostituted women while stationed in the Philippines.  The Navy was quick to act in taking disciplinary action against the commander, who abused his power/money to exploit women, once the accusations were proven true. Sexual exploitation in the military is tragically…

Issue: Military

WhatsApp Has A Child Pornography Problem

First it was Tumblr, now it’s WhatsApp. Last November, it was discovered that child sexual abuse images (i.e. child pornography) was being shared on the popular social media platform Tumblr. As a result, Apple removed the Tumblr app from their App Store. In December, Tumblr decided the only way to truly correct this issue was…

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Pornography Affects More Than the Brain

“When we damage our brain, it changes us.” In Fight The New Drug’s new docu-series Brain Heart World, various neuroscience experts explain the detrimental effects of pornography on the brain. The series is a deep exposé on pornography and the way it harms us. But, most importantly, it is a documentary with a powerful story…

Issue: Pornography Harms

Airplane Passenger Caught Reading Porn In-Flight

“There are some things that should never be done on a plane – and looking at porn is one of them. But one passenger was shocked to see the person next to them on a flight doing just that,” reported The Irish Sun (WARNING: original article contains sexual imagery) While on a flight from Miami International Airport, one…

Issue: Pornography Harms

Congress Passes Congressional Sexual Harassment Reform

Significant progress is being made on Capitol Hill with respect to sexual harassment. Now taxpayers don’t have to pay for the indiscretions of their elected officials! Members of Congress reached an agreement on overhauling how sexual harassment accusations against Congressional members are handled. The bipartisan agreement seeks to increase transparency and hold members more accountable…

Issue: Objectification

A Disturbing New Trend in Men’s Health

The other weekend, my housemates and I were watching NFL football on television. After a series of plays, the network cut to commercial break. I normally drown out commercials, but one caught my attention. It was a commercial for “ED” (erectile dysfunction) medication. However, something was different about this commercial. In the past, ED medication…

Issue: Pornography Harms

How One Activist is Educating Her Community

One of our supporters did something amazing! Chrissy, a mother to young children and activist against sexual exploitation, wanted to raise awareness about the harms of pornography in her community. So, she took action. She coordinated an effort to post billboards in Pottstown, PA. With the support of various community members, they were able to…

Issue: Pornography Harms

Webinar: The Harms of Pornography

Pornography is more pervasive than ever. Our culture has become pornified and today’s teens are being bombard with sexually graphic content. Finally, the scientific research is catching up. Pornography harms. It is destroying our brain, our relationships, and our ability to love. Join Ben Miller as he presents the latest information on the harms of…

Issue: Pornography Harms

Amnesty International Expels Member for Standing Against Prostitution

Marcia Lieberman was a long-time local coordinator for Amnesty International. For 38 years, she had been a loyal active member of Amnesty International. Then, with the flick of a pen, the board of directors expelled her. Lieberman’s expulsion followed from a protracted fight against Amnesty International’s adoption of a new policy expressing official support for…

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Largest Pornography Company Targets Video Game Industry

The largest pornography company in the world has set its sights on another industry: video games. When the National Center on Sexual Exploitation first began looking into video games in 2013 the number of games with pornographic sexual violence were minimal. Even just 4-5 years ago, this trend was far from mainstream. However, in the…

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Hundreds of Sex Buyers Arrested as Part of Nationwide Initiative

Police are cracking down on sex buyers. From July 25th through August 26th, two dozen law enforcement agencies across 12 different states participated in the National Johns Suppression Initiative, an annual event started by the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office. “The National Johns Suppression Initiative is designed to target and reduce the demand for purchased…

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Man Performs Sexual Act on Airplane, Woman Claims United Paid Her ‘Hush Money’

Sexual harassment and assault on airplanes is a growing crisis in America. Countless stories have hit headlines, showing the vast scope of this issue. Airlines are chronically ill-prepared to address the growing problem of pornography on airplanes and the ensuing culture of sexual harassment that this fosters. To raise awareness about this issue, we started our…

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Kanye West Admits to Objectifying Women in Porn, Despite Having Two Daughters

Kanye West recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they discussed Kanye’s most recent album. Kimmel asked Kanye about one of the songs on the album, “Violent Crimes”. The song is written as a letter to his five year-old and six month-old daughters. In the song, Kanye begs his daughters to not grow up too…

Issue: Objectification

Roku Gives Exploitation a Platform While Its Competitors Don’t

In both 2017 and 2018, Roku earned a spot on our annual Dirty Dozen List for facilitating sexual exploitation. Roku, a leading media streaming company, provides its users with the ability to stream television programs, movies, music, and more. Unfortunately, Roku also facilitates access to hardcore pornography channels through hundreds of private and hidden channels…

2018 Dirty Dozen List – Master

United Airlines Crew Joked When Man Started Masturbating Openly

Genevieve Pascolla was traveling from London to Chicago on June 4th. During the flight, she awoke from a nap to a disturbing sight. The man sitting next to her was masturbating underneath a blanket mid-flight. Pascolla and the woman next to her notified the flight attendants who confirmed the man was masturbating in public. After…

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